Regional Dining Guide - 20
Abreo, Rockford, Ill.
Great Places To Eat Out(side)

When the weather’s nice, it’s hard to stay holed up inside. We stopped by some of our favorites to ask what makes each special.

The owners of The Basil Tree Ristorante, Dixon, restored this beautiful building by hand.
Basil Tree Ristorante: Elegant Italian Dishes, Old World Ambiance

Restaurant Profile: Meet a family of Chicago restaurateurs who serve up delicious Italian dishes in a beautifully restored Dixon building.

Ian Robbins moved to Illinois from England, with his mother, in the 1980s.
The Hope & Anchor: English Pub Dishes Up Bloody Good Fare

Restaurant Profile: Discover a unique English-style pub that transports its guests across the pond, and embraces the history of its familiar location.

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Goldmoor Inn: Elegant Setting and Fabulous Food With a View

Restaurant Profile: Discover a Galena-area retreat that’s turning heads from the likes of CBS Chicago and Yahoo! Travel – and discover what makes this bed-and-breakfast a dining getaway, too.

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Cronies Grill: ‘Good Food, Good Friends, Good Times’

Restaurant Profile: Homemade food and a comfortable atmosphere are just the start for a restaurant that encourages diners to spend time with their ‘cronies.’